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RAMADAN 2014

Collection of my Ramadan pictures I took during the month of Ramadan in Kuala Lumpur.

Across a wide belt that stretches halfway around the globe, the world’s estimated 1.6 billion Muslims will mark the beginning of Ramadan this weekend. The holy season is marred by unprecedented turmoil, violence and sectarian hatreds that threaten to rip apart the Middle East, the epicenter of Islam. Ramadan is a Muslim holy month of fasting during which Muslims abstain from food, drink and other pleasures from sunrise to sunset. Ramadan is the time Muslims believe God started to reveal the Quran to the Prophet Muhammad. For believers, Ramadan is meant to be a time of reflection and worship, remembering the hardships of others and being charitable. Islam is based on a lunar calendar, so the start of Ramadan on the Gregorian calendar varies each year. Once the new crescent moon has been sighted, observance begins. The new moon at the end of the month signals Eid al-Fitr, a three-day festival marking the end of fasting. The majority of Shiites tend to mark Ramadan a day later than Sunnis, although this Ramadan is an exception and a rare event where Shiite and Sunnis will mark Ramadan together.

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A Muslim woman prepared foods at a Ramadan break fast event on the first day of fasting in the holy month of Ramadan at Dataran Merdeka in Kuala Lumpur,  Malaysia, Monday, June 30, 2014.  Photo by Daniel Chan

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A  man is seen prepared foods at a Ramadan break fast event on the first day of fasting in the holy month of Ramadan at Dataran Merdeka in Kuala Lumpur,  Malaysia, Monday, June 30, 2014.  Photo by Daniel Chan

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Children from different orphanages are attended a Ramadan break fast event on the first day of fasting in the holy month of Ramadan at Dataran Merdeka in Kuala Lumpur,  Malaysia, Monday, June 30, 2014.  Photo by Daniel Chan

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Two Muslim boys carried foods for break fast at a Ramadan break fast event on the first day of fasting in the holy month of Ramadan at Dataran Merdeka in Kuala Lumpur,  Malaysia, Monday, June 30, 2014.  Photo by Daniel Chan

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Muslim women prayed after theRamadan break fast event on the first day of fasting in the holy month of Ramadan at Dataran Merdeka in Kuala Lumpur,  Malaysia, Monday, June 30, 2014.  Photo by Daniel Chan

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Malaysian Muslim students takes a break while waiting for breaking fast during the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Tuesday, July. 1, 2014. Photo by Daniel Chan

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A Muslim boy reads Koran during the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Tuesday, July. 1, 2014. Photo by Daniel Chan

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A Muslim man sells traditional Malay outfit and kain pelikat (sarong) for men during the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Tuesday, July. 1, 2014. Photo by Daniel Chan

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Malaysian Muslim gathered and cooks bubur lambuk for sale during the holiest month of Ramadan at Kampung Baru in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Wednesday, July. 9, 2014. Photo by Daniel Chan

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A Muslim man prepared bubur lambuk for sale during the holiest month of Ramadan at Kampung Baru in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Wednesday, July. 9, 2014. Photo by Daniel Chan

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A woman break fasting in the train during the the trip to Thailand from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Thursday, July. 10, 2014. Photo by Daniel Chan

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A couple stands infront the Ramadan decoration at Publika in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Thursday, July. 10, 2014. Photo by Daniel Chan

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A Muslim woman trying out a myriad of head scarves from the colourful choices on display for the upcoming Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebration in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Friday, July. 11, 2014. Photo by Daniel Chan

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A Muslim boy break fasting during the break fast event at Tasik Sri Permaisuri in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Sunday, July. 20, 2014. Photo by Daniel Chan

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Muslim people prayed on Friday prayer during the holiest month of Ramadan in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Friday, July. 25, 2014. Photo by Daniel Chan

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Muslim people shops at the bazaar Ramadan during the holiest month of Ramadan in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Friday, July. 25, 2014. Photo by Daniel Chan

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A Muslim woman shops for head scarf at the bazaar Ramadan during the holiest month of Ramadan in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Friday, July. 25, 2014. Photo by Daniel Chan

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Muslim people shops at the bazaar Ramadan during the holiest month of Ramadan in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Friday, July. 25, 2014. Photo by Daniel Chan

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A Muslim vendor cooks Lemang, a glutinous rice stuffed in bamboo sticks and cooked over a charcoal fire at Rawang outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Sunday, July 27, 2014. Photo by Daniel Chan

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A Muslim vendor cooks Lemang, a glutinous rice stuffed in bamboo sticks and cooked over a charcoal fire at Rawang outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Sunday, July 27, 2014. Photo by Daniel Chan

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A traditional dance performance at The Curve shopping mall during the holiest month of Ramadan in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Sunday, July 27, 2014. Photo by Daniel Chan

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A traditional dance performance at The Curve shopping mall during the holiest month of Ramadan in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Sunday, July 27, 2014. Photo by Daniel Chan

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A Muslim boy plays while his family offer prayers at their relatives’ graveyard during the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Monday, July. 28, 2014. The Eid Al-Fitr, one of the holiest religious practices, is celebrated with prayers and family reunions and other festivities among Muslims all over the world. Photo by Daniel Chan

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A Muslim man is offer prayers at their relatives’ graveyard during the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Monday, July. 28, 2014. The Eid Al-Fitr, one of the holiest religious practices, is celebrated with prayers and family reunions and other festivities among Muslims all over the world. Photo by Daniel Chan

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A Muslim man and his daughter offer prayers at their relatives’ graveyard during the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Monday, July. 28, 2014. The Eid Al-Fitr, one of the holiest religious practices, is celebrated with prayers and family reunions and other festivities among Muslims all over the world. Photo by Daniel Chan

Malaysia Eid Mubarak

A Muslim man is offer prayers at their relatives’ graveyard during the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Monday, July. 28, 2014. The Eid Al-Fitr, one of the holiest religious practices, is celebrated with prayers and family reunions and other festivities among Muslims all over the world. Photo by Daniel Chan

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